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New York Case Reminds Us That Some Courts Take Notice Provisions Very Seriously

Posted in Construction, Contract, New York
A New York appellate court issued a decision in 2016 that serves as an important reminder to all tiers of the construction industry: courts take the notice provisions in your construction contracts very seriously. In the Schindler Elevator Corp. v. Tully Const. Co., Inc. case, the Appellate Division dismissed a subcontractor’s claim in its entirety… Continue Reading

Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know

Posted in Cohen Seglias News & Events, Contract, District of Columbia, Liens
On February 11, join Roy Cohen, Ed Seglias, and Jackson Nichols at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Greenbelt, MD for their presentation, “Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know.” They will discuss provisions that allocate risk for different site conditions, and examine contract provisions addressing payment, indemnity, change… Continue Reading

Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know

Posted in Construction, Contract
On January 21, 2016, Please join us for Ed Seglias and Jason Copley‘s seminar, “Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know,” for the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) in Philadelphia, PA. This seminar will focus on key provisions in the standardized contract forms that often affect the risks and outcomes on a typical commercial… Continue Reading

Carpenters' Company Master Builder Dialogues: Building the Buildings of the Future

Posted in Bonds, Contract, Liens, Pennsylvania, Project Management
Please join us tomorrow, 11/4, for Shawn Farrell‘s presentation “Construction Disputes: Lessons Learned” at the Carpenters’ Company of City and County of Philadelphia’s Master Builder Dialogues. Shawn Farrell has over 20 years of experience litigating construction disputes, and will share the lessons he learned to demonstrate how an effective project management team can identify and manage the risks… Continue Reading

Which Design-Build Contract is Right for You & Your Projects? - DBIA - AIA - CONSENSUS DOCS - EJCDC?

Posted in Pennsylvania
Please join us for Ed Seglias‘ presentation at the Design-Build Institute of America Tri-State Chapter Inaugural Event on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia. Ed and Kevin Peartree of Ernstrom & Dreste will discuss and compare form contracts commonly used in Design-Build Projects including AIA, Consensus Docs and EJCDC Design-Build Forms. Their discussion will highlight the benefits… Continue Reading

Perfecting Mechanics' Liens in Pennsylvania

Posted in Liens, Pennsylvania
Contractors and subcontractors must be particularly vigilant in protecting their lien rights in these uncertain economic times. Despite an investment of time and labor into a project, contractors and subcontractors may be faced with a defaulting owner, or even worse, an owner who files for bankruptcy before paying for the construction work. To fully protect… Continue Reading

Perfection of a Mechanics' Lien on New Jersey Residential Projects

Posted in Liens, New Jersey
Although nobody is immune from the effects of the downturn in the economy, contractors and subcontractors are especially vulnerable in these uncertain times. Even after investing time and labor, contractors and subcontractors face the possibility of not getting paid. To fully protect itself from a defaulting owner, a contractor or subcontractor must file a mechanics’… Continue Reading

Establishment of a Mechanics' Lien in Maryland

Posted in Liens, Maryland
When payment for good work performed on a construction project is delayed, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers alike must act quickly to preserve their mechanics’ lien rights in Maryland.  A mechanics’ lien is a way for contractors,subcontractors or suppliers whose work improved the value of a property to receive payment. The lien, when established, attaches to the property… Continue Reading